Remember last year when Google released the Knowledge Graph and everyone was buzzing about what that meant for the future of semantic technology? Well, now is the future; how did it affect you? This interesting topic was found on Search Engine Journal in their article, “Semantic Web: Are You Taking Advantage of Semantic Search?”

Semantic search aims to get at the real intent of the query, rather than simply matching a page to a search string. It would be easy to assume that semantic search will be superior to the word matching, index-based approach.

Google has been using basic synonyms as part of the Knowledge Graph. This thesaurus-approach to zeroing in on the real meaning is based on taxonomy principles.

For comprehensive search results from an enterprise, a solid taxonomy to support indexing is key. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ISO/ANSI/NISO compliant taxonomies to produce comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.